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Butterflies are nature’s most beautiful symbol of patience! Word Search & Dot to Dot

February 14, 2017
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Seven Steps to Inner Power, pg 75, ~Dr. Tae Yun Kim
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One of nature’s most beautiful symbols is “patience” the transformation – the metamorphosis – of the caterpillar into a butterfly, when the outward picture of the caterpillar’s  “beingness” changes drastically from one form into another.
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For a certain period, the caterpillar ingests food to enable it to grow to a certain point. This is a distinct period of time that cannot be rushed. When that point is reached, it then forms a cocoon in which it must wait for another period of time. A transformation occurs in the quiet cocoon that cannot be rushed or disturbed. Then at last, at the appointed time, a butterfly emerges, a different creature altogether from the caterpillar, who then reproduces so that the cycle begins all over again. 
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The meaning of the name “Jung SuWon”

February 13, 2017

The Art of Jung SuWon

Jung SuWon” means the uniting ofbody, mind and spirit in total harmony

The example/story that I try to help students understand the meaning of Jung SuWon training goes like this:  When you are sitting at home with your school books open trying to do your homework but your mind is elsewhere maybe thinking of having a good time with your friends… ask yourself “am I getting my school work done effectively”.  The answer will be a resounding “No”.  Then when you are out with your friends at the mall having a good time but deep in the back of your head you are saying to yourself… bummer I still have not done my homework… ask yourself am I really having a good time with my friends? 

In both of these situations our body and mind are in different places.  The solution is to put your body and mind…

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Learning Coordination and Utilizing Our Bodies

February 13, 2017

The Art of Jung SuWon

The physical aspects of martial arts training isn’t only about kicking and punching. We also learn more about how to utilize our body and learning about the mechanics and coordination of our bodies. This requires lots of practice to become good at it and this requires different methods of working out our body with lots of repetition.  At Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy, we work on different exercises that help us refine our coordination and our abilities.

For the regular classes, we practiced a fun activity that all of the students can enjoy. We were practicing our coordination by jumping back and forth above a belt. As we succeed in one particular height, we would elevate the belt to a higher height. This helps us to challenge ourselves as the belt height gradually becomes higher.

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This is a fun and exciting way for us to challenge ourselves and our bodies. We…

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